Cam Baby

CAM BABY. COMEDY. 90 MIN. 4M, 2F. Matabang and Joseph secretly web-cam girls who rent a room in Joseph’s apartment, and share the footage with the Brobonic Union, their secret society of friends. Joseph’s having moral misgivings, but can’t bring himself to possibly lose the friendship of Matabang. When he rents a room to Clara, who fails to live up to their beauty standards, the operation is in jeopardy: until...
CAM BABY. COMEDY. 90 MIN. 4M, 2F. Matabang and Joseph secretly web-cam girls who rent a room in Joseph’s apartment, and share the footage with the Brobonic Union, their secret society of friends. Joseph’s having moral misgivings, but can’t bring himself to possibly lose the friendship of Matabang. When he rents a room to Clara, who fails to live up to their beauty standards, the operation is in jeopardy: until Clara starts dating Tim and suddenly everyone wants to watch. Touching on issues of privacy, consent, identity, lookism, and the value of women, ‘Cam Baby’ is a fast-paced ensemble comedy about the selves we create and the stories we watch
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Cam Baby

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  • Molly Wagner:
    26 May. 2020
    Whew. An incredible look at how we deal with privacy and identity in today's age. The characters deliver some hard truths and difficult introspection with realistic and comedic dialogue. Each character is specific and nuanced, I especially love the way the character of Clara is pulled back from the edge of being a victimy-trope. She speaks truths to what it means to be "an undateable girl" but refreshingly flawed and not completely innocent. These are great roles for actors in their 20s with some incredible monologues.
  • Nick Malakhow:
    17 Sep. 2019
    Moss captures natural speech with an uncanny accuracy, highlighting the humor from the irregular timing and cadences of real conversations. An exceptionally interesting premise and wonderfully executed arc! This had me rolling around in stitches while also confronting some hard truths about intimacy and relationships.
  • Emma Goldman-Sherman:
    12 Feb. 2019
    Brilliant Play! A most wonderful comedy, perfect in so many ways: when Tim becomes the monster, the way each character = their phones, the way we see the video live, the way everyone is trying so hard to be "real" - I thoroughly enjoyed it. But the best thing is how clear Moss writes about the way men treat women as garbage, the wonderful way Clara lets Matabang know that he treated her poorly even before she learns the extent of it. Thank you Moss for making this - I hope it gets produced everywhere!

Character Information

  • JOSEPH BLAIR
    20's-30's,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male Identifying
    Unemployed. Right now
  • DAMIEN MATABANG
    20's-30's - maybe a bit older than the others,
    Of Filipino descent
    ,
    Male Identifying
    Marketer for an online production company. Dresses well. Talks even better.
  • CLARA MELLIN-VARLEY
    20's-30's,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female-identifying
    Shy until she’s not. Overweight. Never fully put together. Clara uses the word ‘ugly’ for herself; you probably shouldn’t use that word.
  • TIM PEARSON
    20's-30's,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male Identifying
    Tim used to play the tuba in the high school band.
  • EZRA
    Older...40's? Maybe 50's?,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Male Identifying
    A mystery. A loner. Watching a LOT of internet porn.
  • NATALIE IRVING
    20's-30's,
    Any Race/Ethnicity
    ,
    Female-identifying
    Recently dumped.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Great Plains Theatre Conference
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    Kitchen Dog Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    West of 10th Theatre
    ,
    2017
  • Reading
    ,
    The Juilliard School
    ,
    2016
  • Reading
    ,
    Roundabout Theatre, Roundabout Underground Series
    ,
    2016
  • Workshop
    ,
    Theatre Mischief at The Toronto Fringe
    ,
    2016

Awards

Finalist
,
Leah Ryans FEWW
,
2017
Finalist
,
Weissberger Award
,
2017
Winner
,
New Play Contest
,
Toronto Fringe
,
2016